Launchpad Entry: foundations-lucid-oem-dvd-iso
Packages affected: new tool
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== Rationale == Dell tends to purge most of the pool from the DVD before installing, to just what's needed by Ubiquity installs Excessive DVD size causes extra factory burn time, because it's copied to the recovery partition cdimage is pretty close to its tolerances (both in terms of physical disk space and in terms of platform QA capacity to validate ISOs around release time), and another matrix column is difficult == Design == Maintain a tool to perform a required transformation, and pass the result through OEM Services? Advantage of tool approach is that it provides more flexibility for different customer requirements, although it does involve more setup and less centralisation Future work: (web?) front-end to permit arbitrary package selection (see also previous discussions around customisation tools, cf. Fedora's Reconstructor etc.) Seed for additional contents, containing (in Dell's case): * language-pack-* * language-support-* (or equivalent) * fglrx * nvidia * wl * linux-generic-pae * oem-config-gtk Dell need i386 only; will switch to amd64 once 64-bit Flash is stable Depends on work in oem-config to install packages from pool * requires additional preseed to specify pool location (default: whatever sources.list says) * requires additional preseed for early command (mount recovery partition, where pool resides) * OEM Services has a `language-installer` tool for this, although we may prefer to use code from `ubiquity` to integrate with `python-apt`; requires further investigation to see what code can be reused * http://netbook-remix.archive.canonical.com/updates/pool/public/l/language-installer/